Anatolian Shepherd

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This particular breed of sheep herding dog originated in Turkey more than 6,000 years ago. The large stature and protectiveness of the Anatolian Shepherd made livestock owners job easier with such a protective dog on the front-line. Their size range from 27 to 29 inches tall and weigh from 80 to 150 pounds. This all colored dog may be reserved around strangers, but when with their family their loving and loyalty shine through dramatically.




There are experts who suggest that the Anatolian Shepherd dog originated from the offspring of crossbreeding the Turkish Akbash- and the Kangaldog.


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this breed was "purified" in the west using turkish mountain dogs regardless of their color, so its impossible to say it comes from kangal and akbash only. turkish dogs where not "pure" breeds but did have a lot of common characteristics, even today you can find not only various colors but also hair types and sizes in anatolians, amazing breed.

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